Go for the gold!.. and silver… and bronze! Everyone’s a winner when it comes to metallic pieces. Adding a little sparkle and shine to your ensemble can be the perfect answer to the mid-summer blues–when you just can fathom the idea of wearing one more floral top or neon accessory and it’s still too hot to wear your new fall purchases. Metallics aren’t just for your apparel either, get glitzy makeup inspiration from Refinery29 on Fall makeup trends.
If your looking for just a little glitter, metallic accessories come in all forms. Dress up a basic tee and denim cutoffs with a shiny necklace or indulge your fingertips with sequined nail polish.
Sequins, shimmer and gold details go great with basic neutrals or bold solid colors such as red or royal blue. When wearing something as dramatic as metallics be sure that the rest of your outfit complements the sparkly piece rather than fight it (so save the leopard print for another time). Also, don’t overdo it on the sequins unless your going for the disco ball look.
Shoes can make or break your outfit. Like the rules for apparel, make sure the rest of your outfit is more simple and complements your bold shoe. The same can be said for the opposite–if your outfit is already pretty glam and over the top you may want to save the shiny shoes for next time.